The historical identity of a congregation will be documented with orderly records so that heritage will be preserved and can be built on into the future. The congregation can easily trace its efforts of the past in fulfilling the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


The historian will review the historical materials and collections of the congregation in order to determine what needs to be done to update, preserve, and interpret the material to people of all ages.

The historian will keep records in good order and interpret the history to others, particularly emphasizing the history of faith and the impact of “lived faith” on the larger community.

The historian will document event s and collect materials to add to the historical record of the congregation.

The historian will build a team of interested people who can help with the task.

The team will lead the congregation in celebration of the annual Heritage Sunday and other efforts for congregational and/or community celebration of history.

The team will link with organizations, people, and resources in and beyond the congregation that are concerned with history.

The historian will guide the work of the history ministry team throughout the year, including planning the agendas and presiding over meetings.

The historian is accountable to the charge conference through the church leadership team.